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$100,000 ID-theft scheme earns VA employee a 46-month federal prison sentence

National Security experts are calling on the U.S. to expand its list of banned Chinese companies. A small-town VA employee’s $100,000 scheme gets him 46…

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FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, H&R Block signs are displayed in Jackson, Miss. The tax deadline does typically fall on April 15 but that’s a Sunday this year and Monday is Emancipation Day, a Washington D.C. holiday. That means that taxpayers nationwide get a little breathing room and have until Tuesday, April 17, to get the job done. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

IRS: Frequent data breaches make it ‘fundamentally more difficult’ to verify taxpayers

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Justice walks back claims of data from OPM breach was used in a crime

The Justice Department tells Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) that it came to a premature conclusion on a recent case.

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FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. The federal government censored, withheld or said it couldn’t find records sought by citizens, journalists and others more often last year than at any point in the past decade, according to an Associated Press analysis of new data. The highest number of requests went to the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Defense, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture, along with the National Archives and Records Administration and Veterans Administration. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Former ICE chief counsel sentenced for stealing identities of immigrants

In today’s Federal Newscast, Raphael Sanchez, former chief counsel for Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Office of Principal Legal Advisor used the…

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Trump’s IRS commissioner nominee pushes critical pay authority for IT positions

At a Senate Finance Committee hearing Thursday, members got their first chance to gauge the priorities of Charles Rettig, President Donald Trump’s pick for IRS commissioner.

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